Katharina Finster

1896–1980 (Age 83)
Görlitz, Oschatz, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

The Life of Katharina

When Katharina Finster was born on 27 February 1896, in Görlitz, Oschatz, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, her father, Alfons Finster, was 36 and her mother, Anna Bruchner, was 38. She died about 1980, in her hometown, at the age of 84.

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Alfons Finster
Anna Bruchner
Walter Finster
Katharina Finster

Parents & Siblings

  • Alfons Finster


  • Anna Bruchner




World Events (3)


Age 18

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 18

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

Age 22

Armistice ending World War I.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German finster ‘dark’, ‘gloomy’, or Yiddish fintster(Middle High German vinster). The name may have referred to a person's habitual character, or it may have been acquired as a result of some now irrecoverable anecdote.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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